Fiction writer Danielle Lazarin discusses five journals that have published her short stories, some of which appear in her debut collection, Back Talk, forthcoming from Penguin Books in February.
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Best-selling author Daniel Wallace (Big Fish) has been submitting short stories to the New Yorker for more than thirty years, and has yet to receive a letter of acceptance. What he did receive, however, was a surprising friendship.
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Three new story collections by immigrant writers; new anthology of West Virginia writers; Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians television series; and other news.
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